W-S Prep Girls & Wilkes Central Girls Win State Titles

W-S Prep Girls & Wilkes Central Girls Win State Titles

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W-S Prep Girls & Wilkes Central Girls Win State Titles

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2015 marks the 101st annual men's NCHSAA basketball championships and the 44th annual women's championships.

2015 marks the 101st annual men’s NCHSAA basketball championships and the 44th annual women’s championships.

Wilkes Central Beats Kinston 44-41 For NC 2-A Women’s Title

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Laken Blackburn had 15 points and nine rebounds to help Wilkes Central beat Kinston 44-41 in the Class 2-A North Carolina High School Athletic Association women’s championship game Saturday.

Blackburn was the game’s most valuable player for the Lady Eagles (26-4), who led by 14 in the second quarter and by nine early in the fourth before holding off a late rally by the Vikings (19-11).

Lydia Rivers had 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead Kinston, which twice closed to within a point late – the last time coming on Rivers’ layup with 47 seconds left.

Then, after a turnover, Kinston got the ball back with a chance to take the lead, but Rivers committed a turnover with 10 seconds left. Kamre Gibbs hit two free throws with 6 seconds left to help seal the win.

It was Wilkes Central’s first title.

WS Prep Tops Williamston Riverside 58-31 For NC 1-A Crown

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Chrisalyn Boston had 14 points and 11 rebounds to help Winston-Salem Prep beat Williamston Riverside 58-31 in the Class 1-A North Carolina High School Athletic Association women’s championship Saturday.

Dominique Claytor had 10 points and eight rebounds as the game’s most valuable player for the Phoenix (24-3) in their first finals appearance.

Winston-Salem Prep locked down defensively, allowing eight or fewer points in each of the first three quarters and holding Riverside (23-6) to 26 percent shooting for the game.

Kayla Jones had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Knights, who lost on a halfcourt shot the buzzer in last year’s championship game.

Winston-Salem Prep finished with a 45-35 rebounding advantage, scoring 16 second-chance points to go with 15 points off 15 turnovers from Riverside.

Mychala Wolfe and Kayla Robinson each added 13 points, with Robinson also pulling down 10 rebounds.

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